Do something different for Easter this year – we promise going to one of our recommended festivals will still be egg-cellent!
1. BRISTOL TRANSFORMED
Starting on Friday 5th April, Bristol Transformed is a festival of politics and culture which will discuss and engage with the exciting ideas and innovations emerging from the Left. It is inspired by the World Transformed festival, which takes place alongside the Labour Party conference, and is planned and run by a group of volunteers.
Instead of an Easter egg hunt, you’ll start off on a radical history tour and pub crawl of the city and live podcast from Cult favourites Trashfuture. The theme is ‘People Powered Politics’ and there will be over 70 speakers taking part in discussions, workshops and social events exploring matters such as public ownership, co-ops, climate change and race.
Visit http://bristoltransformed.org for more information.
2. EASTER SCULPTURE FESTIVAL AT UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL BOTANIC GARDEN
Greek warrior, Achilles, tagelmust attired Tuareg musicians from the Sahara and a bronze fox skulking across the grass, are all among the breathtaking sculptures waiting to welcome the visitors to this year’s Easter Sculpture Festival.
The event will run daily from 10 am until 5 pm from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April.
More information available here – https://botanic-garden.bristol.ac.uk/event/easter-sculpture-festival/
3. BRISTOL SWING FESTIVAL
Between the 19th and the 22nd April, we’re bringing back the 30s and 40s to Bristol through the medium of swing dance. Developed in the 1930s-40s, most notably in Harlem and danced to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington, swing dance is returning to Bristol during the city’s Swing Festival!
With a wide range of activities, including dance classes and circus tasters, the festival attracts a few hundred dancers, including international visitors from Europe & beyond, each year.
To reserve your space at the festival or for more information, please visit http://bsf.co.uk/2019/
4. FIRE & IRON FESTIVAL AT BRUNEL’S SS GREAT BRITAIN
Spark your imagination this Easter with the sights, sounds and smells of a working forge in a living Victorian Dockyard.
From Friday 12th April to Monday 22nd April, visitors to SS Great Britain can meet blacksmiths from Kingdom Forge, who will be on hand every day demonstrating traditional Victorian metalworking. Watch as they forge the same rivets and chains that would have been used to construct the SS Great Britain.
The young Suffolk-based pair will be providing demonstrations of impressive Victorian crafting skills, employed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel – the namesake of Kingdom Forge. Come along and get the lowdown on blacksmithing, with a chance to chat to the blacksmiths.
To buy your tickets, visit https://www.ssgreatbritain.org/whats-on/easter-fire-iron-festival